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Murdered anti-Communist priest Jerzy Popieluszko beatified Today

June 6, 2010

http://www.france24.com/en/20100606-vatican-polish-priest-rights-activist-popielszuko-beatified

Jerzy Popieluszko, a charismatic Roman Catholic priest and opposition activist murdered by Poland’s Communist secret police 25 years ago, was beatified during a solemn service at Warsaw’s Pilsudski Square on Sunday.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerzy_Popiełuszko

Update: I just discovered this blog post, how to raise a saint and a martyr in the heart of Europe today. It is excellent as it takes you through some insights of Fr. Jerzy’s mother. Fr. Jerzy was a very holy man because he learned from his holy mother.

John Paul II concluded meeting with Marianna: “Mother, you have given us a great son”. And she responded, suprising even the pope: “Holy Father, I did not give him, but God has given him to the world through me. I gave him to the CHurch and I can’t take him back.”The Pope kissed her and hugged her.

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  1. June 7, 2010 3:49 pm

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    As Always,
    Coleen
    Trinity Cross Collection (http://tri.nity.me/bzBTvO)

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